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Dean's Welcome Anthony P. Ambler Appointed Dean

Dr. Anthony P. Ambler
Dr. Ambler's appointment begins August 1.

"I am delighted and excited to have been appointed as the next Dean of the College of Technology, an already successful college in the creation of interdisciplinary programs and adapting to the needs of the workforce. I hope that the College of Technology will act as the catalyst for driving education and research to support the needs of industry, commerce, and government, and produce a research program commensurate with that of a Tier One institution."

— Dr. Anthony P. Ambler, Dean of the College of Technology


A native of the United Kingdom, Dr. Anthony Ambler has worked with many UK, EU, and US companies in the field of test technology for electronic components and systems, a discipline that gained him election to Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. After appointment as one of the youngest chaired professors at Brunel University in England, he accepted an invitation to join the faculty of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.

After five years, he assumed the duties of chairman of that department for the next nine years. While there, Dr. Ambler created the first major interdisciplinary master's degree in Engineering Management. In 2011, he accepted the position of Dean of the College of Engineering and Computing at the University of South Carolina, and in 2016 accepted the position of Academic Director and Workforce Development in the Office of Economic Engagement, which provides leadership within the university for major industry, commerce, and government investment.

Dr. Ambler holds a B.Sc. Degree in Electronics, an M.Sc. Degree in Digital Electronics, and a Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering, all from the University of Manchester.